TRAKO 2019

The TRAKO International Railway Fair for the 13th time in Gdańsk
TRAKO KEEPS GROWING


Press release (pdf)


30,000 m2 of exhibition space, 1,000 m of display tracks for rolling stock, track machines and equipment, over 700 exhibitors from 30 countries—this is the calling card of the 13th TRAKO International Railway Fair, edition 2019, Poland’s largest and most prestigious meeting of the rail industry and the second most important railway show in Europe in terms of size and importance. Poland’s Minister of Infrastructure has honorary auspices over the event.

TRAKO is a meeting place for rail and tram businesses: organisers and operators, technology providers, manufacturers, distributors, central and local authorities, experts, engineers, investors and railway enthusiasts. It is also a platform for discussion, exchange of information and a search for innovative solutions in infrastructure, the transport management system and rolling stock equipment technology. More than 40 events—debates, seminars, conferences and presentations—with international attendees will address the industry’s most current priority subjects.

TRAKO 2019 has over 700 exhibitors from 30 countries, including national pavilions from: Austria, Czech Republic, UK, the German federal states of Berlin and Brandenburg, Saxony, Baden-Württemberg. TRAKO participants are both multinationals and the leading Polish rail and tram companies, including private and local government operators, suppliers of rail technology and rolling stock.
The TRAKO 2019 exhibits aptly illustrate both the current state of the industry’s development and, most of all, the latest innovative technological solutions. The exhibitors, who will showcase tram vehicles, railway vehicles, alongside machines and equipment for infrastructure, also promise many surprises and launches to be first presented at TRAKO 2019.

Enriched with the experience from the first edition, the TRAKO 2019 Programme Council, the project organiser, is preparing certain modifications to the Education and Career Day, but its essence will remain unchanged: to create opportunities for the direct exchange of information and employer–employee expectations also in view of choosing university courses, specialisations and PhD programmes. On Education and Career Day (Friday, 27 September), the TRAKO Exhibitors will present job, internship and traineeship opportunities.

Education and Career Day participants can tour the TRAKO exhibition, learn about the latest innovative technological solutions and international projects in rail transport, but also take part in a debate prepared especially for them and find out about the available job, internship and traineeship offers. They will also have an opportunity for one-on-one meetings with employers. The agenda includes: “Meetings with interesting people—Train Driver—An All-Male Profession? Not Necessarily!,” “Measure Up to the Uniform—a railway uniform show,” “Business Photography—professional CV photo.” After a challenging search for new development paths, you can relax at the Chillout Zone brought to you by PKP IC. The Gdańsk Labour Office (GUP) is the event’s content partner.

For many years, the TRAKO FOR KIDS Charity Fundraiser has been organised by the TRAKO Exhibitors and Organisers. This year, the proceeds will again benefit those supported by the Dr Clown Foundation.
TRAKO FOR KIDS is a railway-themed art competition for children and young people, this year with the theme Savoir-Vivre in Railway Travel. The competition’s finale is an auction of the works by the talented young artists—the winners—at the TRAKO GALA evening. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Dr Clown Foundation.
TRAKO is accompanied by seven prestigious competitions encompassing investment projects, products, technological innovations and more.

For more details about TRAKO visit www.trakotargi.pl.